Darwins for Sale

character sketches, children's illustration, darwin, mud pup, sketches, watercolor

I’m so excited to announce some sales of my work coming up! Look for a second post about my fine art sales happening this weekend, and next weekend (May 3rd) my Darwin plushes and cards will be selling at the Mass Art Spring Sale! I am so excited my work was picked for the sale.

I’m creating a Darwin “Look Book”, a short introduction for those who don’t know this pup, to sell with the plush toys. These are some of the images I created for the book:

 

Let me know in the comments if you have favorites!!

Darwin Romps

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I am doing a MAJOR update on my website, where my blog post images are the highlight of the front page of my website. This will keep you up to date on the latest things I am making, whether it is painting, drawing, knitting, collage, or moments from teaching.

I realized though that this wonderful sketch of Darwin, created in November 2013, has yet to grace the internets. Here he is!

Darwin Romps

Co-Pilots Portrait

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This is one my most unique pieces in my portfolio. It’s the first time I have combined serious digital work with my watercolor work. AND it’s the first time I’ve used shadows in a piece of digital collage work. When I collage freehand, the shadows appear naturally. I am so excited with this new direction. This was such a fun experiment!

Vote for Bo! Just go vote!

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Today is Election Day. Which means please PLEASE PLEASE go vote! Don’t know who to vote for? Well, there’s always Bo. Trust me, when the results start pouring in, and nerves are high, you may wanna switch over to Cute Animals on Animal Planet later tonight. (Or now, via this live cam of cute kittens).

Here are Darwin and Emma to help inspire:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darwin and Sandy

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So Hurricane Sandy update – 1 week later …..

I did NOT lose power. No drama, no tragedies here for me in Brookline. In fact, we had such a low percentage of power outages. The same does not go true for my family in Long Island, and for them I feel terrible, and wish that the power comes back as soon as possible.

Since I did not go to work in the office, I had some downtime to reconnect with Darwin a little bit. I had quite a good time putting him in some raincoats and the like. Here are the results:

Halloween with Darwin and Emma

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It’s October, and Fall is my favorite holiday to paint. This Halloween is dedicated to Darwin and Emma. Here they are in a few quick sketches I’ve done in between other projects:

Muddy Fall

character sketches, children's illustration, mud pup

It’s been a ‘mud pup’ inspired fall. Recently, I’ve been blogging away at “Kidslit Musings“, the blog from Pinwheel Books. I talk about everything from publishing to animation, illustration, and write a column for Tuesdays called “Twin Tuesday”.

I’m also animated Sam and Ben for the iPad, and it’s been tough learning how to animate my images and create an app. We are luckily using a very user-friendly program to drag and drop our frames in. It should be completed by December, so stay tuned!

In my spare time, mud pup’s been on my mind. Here are some of the sketches I’ve created of the little guy these past two months:

Vines:

Pup Pup Meeting:

Mud Pup Checks the Post:

Mud Pup at the Dog Park:

And finally, the most wonderful little mud pup there could be:

Arf!